Parenting Infants and Toddlers

Welcome to parenthood. It is the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll likely have. However, as a warrior, you are well trained and understand you need to rely on others for mission success. Military OneSource is part of your parenting support team, connecting you to valuable intel, resources and benefits so you can enjoy these first memories of parenthood.

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Healthy Sexual Behaviors in Children

The birds and the bees. It can be a tough conversation for any parent to have with their children. Rather than avoiding it, prepare early by understanding the childhood stages of healthy sexual growth. Understanding their development stages can better prepare you for “the conversation” and any questions they may ask you about gender, sexuality and relationships along the way.

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How to Teach Your Military Child About Healthy Boundaries

The best way for military families to show children healthy boundaries is to model it yourself – both with them and with other adults. Here’s a list of some common ways you can help your children learn to build this resilient skill in everyday family life.

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Resources for Military Parents As COVID-19 Continues

Learn about additional resources for parents as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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Tips for Disciplining Your Child

Misbehavior is a natural part of growing up. However, dealing with it as a parent requires lots of deep breathing, patience and strategies for discipline.

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Keeping Your Children Safe

In many ways parenting is a lot like a military job: it’s a 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year commitment.

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